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FHS Town Hall: BFI Screen Culture 2033

FHS Members are invited to contribute to Film Hub Scotland’s next 3-year application to the BFI.

Glasgow Film has been invited to apply to continue as the Film Hub Lead Organisation for Scotland, in response to BFI’s Screen Culture 2033. You can read more about the strategy’s key outcomes for the Film Audience Network below.

We are now working on an initial application, proposing plans for our next three years of operation.

Please join us for a town hall discussion on Thurs, 27 October, 4-5.30pm to contribute thoughts, opinions and ideas for consideration in this process. This session is open to Film Hub Scotland Members only, including all exhibitor types.

To request a registration link, please e-mail us here. Please be sure to include the name of your organisation.

If you are unable to attend and would like to share your thoughts on the strategy please e-mail Film Hub Scotland Manager Nicola Kettlewood directly.

BFI National Lottery Strategy: Key Outcomes for BFI FAN

The BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) ensures people across the UK have the maximum possible opportunity to watch, enjoy and make films, regardless of geography or circumstances. This will be delivered over three years against these outcomes of the BFI National Lottery Strategy, delivered as part of BFI Screen Culture 2033.

Primary Outcomes:

  • Children and young people are empowered to develop their own relationships with a wider range of screen culture, including through education. This outcome recognises the important role of early cinema visits in overcoming barriers to engagement and in stimulating an appetite for a diversity of film and screen content.
  • People across the UK can access a wider choice of film and the moving image including stories that reflect their lives. This is the key focus for FAN’s work: to support public access to, and enjoyment of, the widest range of films and the moving image, including independent UK and international film, documentaries, TV and screen heritage. FAN will focus on the big-screen, collective experience, but with attention paid to online and digital where they provide better access and audience development opportunities.
  • Funding helps to tackle social, economic, and geographic barriers for screen audiences in new and effective ways. There are numerous barriers to engagement in a broad and diverse screen culture – including physical access, psychological or cultural barriers, cost and the sense of risk – as well as limited stories on screen that reflect the lived experiences of our diverse populations. FAN will seek to address these and other barriers – working with a wide range of organisations, especially those that represent specific communities and audiences. New for the strategy, we also intend to pay particular attention to audiences that come from working class backgrounds or who are suffering economic hardship now.
  • Vital skills for the sector that cannot be delivered by the commercial market are developed.

Secondary Outcomes:

  • More people can engage with heritage collections that better reflect the diversity of the UK.
  • Screen organisations have significantly reduced their carbon emissions.

Request a registration link here.